Mojaheed to file review petition before SC

Mojaheed to file review petition before SC

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Condemned war criminal Jamaat-e-Islami leader Ali Ahsan Muhammad Mojaheed has decided to file a petition seeking the review of the Supreme Court verdict thatupheld his death sentence for killing intellectuals during the Liberation War in 1971.
“Mojaheed has told us he’ll file a review petition against the verdict within 15 days of receiving the copy of the full judgment,” Advocate Shisir Monir told UNB after a group of defence lawyers met him at the Dhaka Central Jail on Saturday morning.“I don’t understand why I’ve been sentenced to death,” Mojaheed was quoted by Shisir Monir as saying.
Mojaheed is mentally strong and physically fit, he added.
A five-member team of defence lawyers, led Shisir Monir, entered the jail around 11:05am and they spent about half an hour with Mojaheed from 11:25am.
The other members of the team are Moshiul Alam, Kamal Uddin, Najibur Rahman and Matiur Rahman Akand, he added.
Earlier on Wednesday, a four-member bench of the Appellate Division, headed by Chief Justice SK Sinha, upheld the death penalty of the Jamaat leader Mojaheed, which had earlier been awarded by the International Crimes Tribunal-2.
The International Crimes Tribunal-2 on July 17, 2013 awarded Mojaheed death sentence for committing crimes against humanity during the Liberation War in collaboration with the Pakistan occupation forces after finding the Al Badar boss guilty of five, out of seven, charges.
The charges included murder of intellectuals, genocide, abduction and persecution.
On August 11, 2013, Mojaheed filed an appeal with the Appellate Division against his capital punishment in the case.
Mojaheed was arrested on charge of hurting religious sentiment on June 29, 2010 and later he was shown arrested in a case filed for committing crimes against humanity on August 2.- News Desk

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